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Windows 7: Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

28 Apr 2009   #579
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP

How to Setup a Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP


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14 Feb 2010   #580
MysticGenius

Win 7 x64
 
 

Hi,

I have just tryed your method, but i seem to be having some problems.

I have an XPS M1530 laptop, and an official verion of Window 7 and an Official version of XP SP3. (Both from MSDN with serials)

I have 7 pre-installed, and i have shrank the partition by 10Gb, see screenshot.



When i reboot and select "Boot from CD/DVD Drive" XP starts to copy over the files, then i get the option to install a new copy, or repair an existing installation of XP.

so i select the "Install New" and i get a screen stating that "No hard Disks are installed"

Please can you advise?

thanks




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14 Feb 2010   #581
mmby2k

windows 7 64bit home premium
 
 
blue screen error

i did everything here, but when i tried to install windows xp i got the blue screen of death..i changed the boot sequence so it could boot from my cd drive...everything was going fine then after windows finish doing all the drivers..and it suppose to go to the screen where i choose the drive to install it doesnt i just get the blue screen of death. so what do i do to get xp on here with windows 7? the only reason i want xp on my computer is because i game i like to play online windows 7 flags it and closes it out..this doesnt happen on xp
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14 Feb 2010   #582
eddiaz46

windows 7
 
 
I don't understand all of it but wanted to say thanks

Pretty much a beginner at trouble shooting and am having trouble with my new Lenovo T500. I deleted the Applesyncnotifier file and can't get it back because the machine locks up at the destop. I'm trying to fid a solution and was thinking of loading XP as one of them.
Your explaination is excellent but probably a little advanced for me.
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15 Feb 2010   #583
ItNoWorkie

xp and 7
 
 
METHOD TWO - XP install - BSOD

Hello Brink, I have tried METHOD TWO exactly as described, (Step 1 in Windows 7 disk manager looks the same as yours), Step 2 works until XP CD boots up, loads the drivers, then says Starting Win XP Setup (or to the affect) then I get BSOD. I've tried other XP install disc that end in the same net result. It looks like a lot of people are having similar issues, is it an initial driver issue that the instill disk doesn't have? How do we fix this? Just trying to dual boot 7 (installed 1st) and XP (2nd), Have a new PowerSpec G157, 4gb ram, Intel 7i processor, 1TB sata drive.

Thx. for your time and help,
ItNoWorkie.
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15 Feb 2010   #584
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello ItNoWorkie, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Is that HDD setup as a RAID?
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15 Feb 2010   #585
ItNoWorkie

xp and 7
 
 
METHOD TWO - XP install - BSOD

Hey Brink, It is just Disk0 (basic one disk setup, no strips, or extra disks) very similar to your Method 2 step 1. In the BIOS not sure yet what that is set to though. Will check. But if not raid, where do we go from there?

Thx. again,

ItNoWorkie.
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15 Feb 2010   #586
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Go ahead and post a screenshot of your Disk Management screen to show the drive layout to see if something there may be it.
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15 Feb 2010   #587
ItNoWorkie

xp and 7
 
 

Here ya go Brink. This is from Windows 7 Disk Manager.

Dual Boot Installation with Windows 7 and XP-discmngr1.jpg


Brink, I did look in the BIOS under config>SATA drive>Chipset-Sata Controller config>Chipset-SATA Mode=RAID (Options are IDE,RAID, and AHCI)
S.M.A.R.T. = Enable

There was a note on the side bar that said:
"Drivers required for AHCI on XP
and RAID on any OS"
I assume they mean RAID drivers on any OS.

How would I go about hunting these drivers down and how do I load them during XP booting and driver loading, specially since I do not have an A: floppy drive? Doesn't XP default to A:?

The desktop board info: Intel Corp
Productname: DP55WG
Version:AAE57269-404

Thx. again,
ItNoWorkie.


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15 Feb 2010   #588
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

I found this link for your RAID drivers for your DP55WG motherboard below:

RAID: Intel® Rapid Storage Technology Driver for Intel Desktop Boards

You can download the correct driver ZIP file, and extract the files from ZIP to a USB flash drive. The USB flash drive will act like a floppy drive at boot if you have your BIOS settings set to allow booting from a USB device. You should be able to select the USB flash drive if you have the option to load your RAID drivers during installation.
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16 Feb 2010   #589
ItNoWorkie

xp and 7
 
 
METHOD TWO - XP install - BSOD

Thx. Brink for all the help.

"Drivers required for AHCI on XP"
What is AHCI and would the same intel site have those drivers as well?

Thx. again,

ItNoWorkie.
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